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Week of September 19-23, 2022

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Updates for the Week

We hope that you enjoyed this beautiful weekend. We are calling tonight with the updates for the week of September 19-22, 2022. You can find full details and updates from your child’s teacher by clicking on their name below.

We want to thank you for your support of last week’s book fair and Grandparents’ Day celebrations. Both events were a big success and we appreciate your patience and engagement throughout the week. We will share photos of both events this week.

On Friday, school nurses will be here to do vision screening for all K-5 students. Please make sure to send your child’s glasses to school on Friday if prescribed.

Also on Friday, we will celebrate our first WES Spirit Day of the year. Please wear your green and gold to show your Eagle pride and participate in a friendly competition to see which class has the most spirit. Thanks to PTO for sponsoring this event. Some classes will also celebrate September birthdays on Fridays.

We want to draw your attention to three documents coming home in green folders tomorrow. First, please be on the lookout for information about FIELD TRIPS. This is important communication about field trips, and with 3 grades having field trips next week, it needs your immediate attention.

Next, you will also find a school picture form for those who are interested in ordering pictures. Strawbridge Photography will be here on Wed. Sept. 28 to take pictures of all students for our yearbook. If you’d like to order a package, please return the order form and payment to school or follow directions for ordering online (use online code FM398186 - be sure to use your child's full legal name).

Finally, we’re beginning to work on describing and explaining with our listening and speaking skills this week. There are handy handouts about how you can help with that at home.

We want to alert you in advance that Monday, September 26, there is no school for students due to a teacher workday. We will welcome students back to the nest on Tuesday, Sept. 27.

We want to thank you for your ongoing support, encouragement and cooperation. We are grateful to our Wilkesboro Elementary family for your time and energy, and we look forward to another successful week! Have a great evening!

We Need Volunteers!

We welcome volunteers to help with school events. WCS uses Volunteer Tracker to help organize this process, and we use Sign Up Genius (shared via email and ClassDojo) to make signing up easy and convenient. To get signed up, follow steps below.

1. Go to www.wilkescountyschools.org

2. Go to the PARENTS tab at the top (or VOLUNTEER at the bottom).

3. Click on VOLUNTEERS.


5. Go to the green NEW REGISTRATION and follow instructions from there.

Level 1 volunteers can help in many ways. Level 1 volunteers can sign up to help with book fairs, school events, class parties and projects, Field Day, Fall Festival, and proctoring for tests.

Level 2 volunteers can do all level 1 tasks but can also help chaperone field trips and work more closely with students in small groups. Level 2 volunteers can also sign up for classroom tutoring and assistance, reading buddy program, tutoring, leading after school activities, and chaperoning school events field trips.

We ask that all parents/guardians who plan to attend field trips sign up to be Level 2 volunteers at the start of the year. It takes a few weeks to verify volunteers, and signing up early will make sure that you are approved in time for this year’s events and field trips.

Click on your teacher's name to launch their Weekly Build Newsletter!

Car Line Helpers Needed!

We are looking for friend, positive people to help on morning carline. If you're interested, please complete this form and we will be in touch. Thanks for considering this volunteer opportunity!

Fill out the form below to sign up.

Need help with student services?

Our talented team of school nurse, school social worker, and school counselor are here to help your family.

School counselor Rachel Minick (minickr@wilkes.k12.nc.us AND link to counseling newsletter), school social worker Brandy Walsh (walshb@wilkes.k12.nc.us AND link to SSW Page), and school nurse Kim Sluder (sluderk@wilkes.k12.nc.us) can help your family access information and resources for your child's health and overall well being.

You can contact them all on ClassDojo, by email, or by calling the office at 336-838-4261.

Have questions for the school nurse?

Do you have questions about your child's health or a family member's possible exposure to Covid-19? Our school nurse Kimberly Sluder is here to help you. You can find her at school at 336-838-4261 or on ClassDojo. You can also reach her by email -- Nurse Sluder at sluderk@wilkes.k12.nc.us

Need help from the school office?

Do you need to make a transportation change or have questions about your child's records? Our office manager Vanessa Simmons is here to help. Please CALL or DOJO by 2:00 with any transportation changes. Also, as Ms. Simmons is new to our school and doesn't yet know all your faces, please make sure to show her your WES car tag or photo ID when you come to the office to pick up your child. You can find her at school at 336-838-4261 or on ClassDojo. You can also reach her by email -- Vanessa Simmons at simmonsv@wilkes.k12.nc.us

Our Crew of Dedicated Educators!

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About Attendance

School starts at 7:50 each day. Students who are participating will be marked PRESENT or ABSENT. If your child is not in school, you will need to send in absence notes the next day and it will be coded as excused or unexcused. Written notes are required and can come directly from the parent/guardian or a medical office. Also note that ClassDojo messages are great for communicating an absence, but they do NOT serve as legal documentation of absences. Please send a written note. Thanks in advance for your help!